GOP trusted more than Democrats on economy, security: poll
The poll marked the largest advantage that the GOP has had over Democrats on the economy in more than three decades.
Americans trust Republicans more than Democrats to properly handle national security and the economy, according to a poll released Tuesday that indicated that the GOP has an advantage ahead of the 2024 elections.
While neither party is popular in the U.S., as 55% of Americans view the GOP unfavorably and 58% have the same views of the Democratic Party, the public trusts Republicans more when it comes to handling security and the economy, according to a Gallup poll.
When asked, "Looking ahead for the next few years, which political party do you think will do a better job of keeping the country prosperous?" 53% of respondents said they thought the Republican Party would do better compared to 39% who favored the Democratic Party.
The poll marked the largest advantage that the GOP has had over Democrats on the economy in Gallup polls since 1991.
Republicans are typically more trusted on national security than Democrats, but the latest poll showed the GOP ahead by 22 points, which is the largest advantage that the party has had on the issue since 2014, when the Islamic State announced the formation of a caliphate in the Middle East.
The survey comes as Republicans are hoping to take over the White House and Senate and to maintain control of the House in 2024.
The poll was conducted Sept. 1-23, with a random sample of 1,016 U.S. adults and it has a 4% margin of error.